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CNN Health Features W&L's Barry Kolman

CNN Health featured the story of Washington and Lee University music professor Barry Kolman’s experience teaching clarinet to his 13-year-old daughter, Emmanuela, and the impact those lessons have had on her autism.

Kolman is the music director and conductor of the University- Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra (USSO). His wife, Grace, is a counselor at James Madison University.

As the article reports:

Her father thought it would help Mano “channel her frustration through music.” Her mother was interested in the neuroscience behind how the brain deals with music.

“We cannot prove anything, but there are many studies that say how the brain can change when you do music-making … the part of the brain that wasn’t working very well has to find another way to work.”

Read the CNN article here: http://myw.lu/11mqhwu